07 Oct 2022

Kildare boxer Eric Donovan announces his upcoming European title fight

Kildare boxer Eric Donovan announces his upcoming European title fight

Robeisy Ramirez, left,and Eric Donovan during the weigh in before their featherweight fight at SEC in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Sportsfile

Kildare boxer Eric Donovan has today announced he will be fighting for the vacant European Union Super Featherweight Championship against Khalil El Hadri on September 24.

The fight will take place in Belfast's Europa Hotel and will be shown live on TG4, Donovan faces the impressive Frenchman El Hadri with a strong 13-1 record.

Donovan came out of retirement in 2016 and in previous interviews with the Leinster Leader flagged that his dream was always to get to European title fight.

The 37-year-old Athy man's dream will become a reality on the September card with the fight also possibly being Donovan's last as he plans to hang up his gloves come the end of 2022.

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